NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NEW YORK SONGS
THE PLACE SO NYCE THEY NAMED IT THRICE
NOT TALKIN' BOUT F**KIN' BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND OR THE BRONX, HERE, YO
Just Manhattan, The Center Of The Known Universe
From Spuyten Duyvil to Battery Park, from Loisaida to Hell's Kitchen, the 12-mile-long 2.5-mile-wide island of Mannahata is the container of the hopes, the dreams, the failures and the disappointments of the whole history of the entire human race. In Yonah Schimmel's spinach knishes, you can taste ancient Galilee on a hot summer day. From the cafe con leche at La Taza de Oro, you may inhale the bitter defeat of the Arawaks. "The Persistence of Memory" remains a moment frozen in time at MoMA, and that last note from "Figaro" will echo forever at the Met. The Yankees will often disappoint you, and the Mets will sometimes amaze you. The kindness you witness only once in a lifetime at three A.M. on a subway platform deep beneath Columbus Circle will almost negate the inhumanity you imagine of Wall Street at three every afternoon at the Stock Exchange. P.T. Barnum and Teddy Roosevelt battle every night on Broadway, the boulevard of broken dreams, and in the General Assembly of the United Nations, even the most cynical people in the world sometimes experience a fleeting moment of hope. But that's why God created Brioschi.
IDENTIFY THESE NY QUOTES (no googling!):
"What are YOU lookin' at?"
"Does Macy's tell Gimbel's?"
"I'm the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." [a New Yorker facing certain, horrible death]
"There's a sucker born every minute."
"It ain't over till the fat lady sings."
"The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost."
"A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times : It is a beautiful catastrophe."
"In New York I feel plugged into a strong alternating current of hope and despair."
"New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village - the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up!"
"Skyscraper national park."
"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it."
"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
"I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member. "
"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
"Speak softly and carry a big stick. "
"We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. "
"All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy. "
"An industry that cannot pay its workers a decent living wage has no right to exist. "
"Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. "
"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
YOUTUBE: PALOMA FAITH
"Paloma Faith - New York - Live At The ICA"
Girl BELTS it out!
YOUTUBE: LEONARD COHEN
"Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan (Alternate Version)"
Another Canadian terrorist.
YOUTUBE: GEORGE BENSON
"George Benson - On Broadway"
"They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, They say there's always magic in the air..."
YOUTUBE: MANHATTAN TRANSFER
"Manhattan Transfer Boy From New York City"
Kewl, kewl kitty!
"Whitey's Lindy Hoppers performing the Big Apple (1939)"
So, now you know where Rock'N'Roll came from.
YOUTUBE: THE NEW YORK DOLLS
"New York Dolls - Babylon"
David is actually Scarlett's father.
YOUTUBE: THE RAMONES
"The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop Live at CBGB 1977"
Back in the day at the Country Blue Grass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers Emporium on the Bowery at Bleeker Street.
YOUTUBE: VELVET UNDERGROUND
"The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane Live 1970"
Live at Max's Kansas City
YOUTUBE: KING KONG
"Hinder - Better Then Me - King Kong"
It was Beauty killed the Beast.
YOUTUBE: LUX AETERNA
"World Trade Center Tribute 1966-2001"
It was just there a minute ago.
YOUTUBE: ANONYMOUS VIOLINIST
"New York Underground - Violin player and a dancer"
The pathos beneath E.51st Street.
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